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How NHAI aims to fund Highway Construction in India?

While India has decided to become a USD 5 trillion dollar economy, it also needs a dedicated network of roads and highway infrastructure to enable the quick transport of goods and people in the country. The construction of highways in the country is the prime responsibility of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). While ..

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Motor Vehicle Accident Fund

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 has aimed to develop form a Motor Vehicle Accident Fund in the nation. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill requires the central government of India to constitute a Motor Vehicle Accident Fund which will be used to provide a uniform compulsory insurance cover ..

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The Bharatmala Project

The Indian Government had launched the Bharatmala Project to connect various parts of India which would maintain the flow of traffic of people and goods between places. What is Bharatmala? It is an umbrella scheme which covers the highways sector and there are plans to construct several new roads in the country. It will focus ..

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Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will attempt to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The Motor Vehicles Act,1988 looks into road safety, licenses and permits with regard to motor vehicles, and standards for motor vehicles. What are the proposed changes? The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill proposes a new scheme which would allow the cashless ..

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Promotion of FASTags Lanes

To increase road speed of vehicles on Indian roads, The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MRTH) has decided to declare all lanes as dedicated FASTag Lanes from 1st of December, 2019. All toll-free plazas on the National Highways across will become FASTag lanes from the cutoff date. What is a FASTag lane? As per ..

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Waiving Registration Charges for Electric Vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has released a draft notification which proposes to waive registration charges for electric vehicles. The exemption would be applicable to all category of vehicles, including two-wheelers. The move is apparently aimed at promoting electric vehicles (EVs) in India. The draft notification has been issued under various sections of ..

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